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vicereine

[ vahys-reyn ]
/ ˈvaɪs reɪn /
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noun

the wife of a viceroy.

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Origin of vicereine

1815–25; <French, equivalent to vice-vice- + reine queen <Latin rēgīna (rēg-, stem of rēx king + -īna feminine noun suffix)
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  • This was due to the Countess of Chinchon, vicereine of Peru.

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  • But Gigi's stalwart Carolina Maddalena continued to rule as vicereine in the kitchen.

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British Dictionary definitions for vicereine

vicereine
/ (ˌvaɪsˈreɪn) /

noun

the wife of a viceroy
a female viceroy
C19: from French, from vice ³ + reine queen, from Latin rēgīna
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